Fun_People Archive
16 Mar
A free enterprise

Date: Wed, 16 Mar 94 01:44:38 PST
To: Fun_People
Subject: A free enterprise

Forwarded-by: Chris LaFournaise <>
<Forwards baked>

     My daughter & I had just finished a salad at Neiman-Marcus Cafe in
Dallas & decided to have a small dessert.  Because our family are such
cookie lovers, we decided to try the "Neiman-Marcus Cookie".  It was so
excellent that I asked if they would give me the recipe and they said
with a small frown, "I'm afraid not."  Well, I said, would you let me
buy the recipe?  With a cute smile, she said, "Yes."  I asked how much,
and she responded,  "Two fifty."  I said with approval, just add it to my 

     Thirty days later, I received my VISA statement from Neiman-Marcus
and it was $285.00.  I looked again and I remembered I had only spent
$9.95 for two salads and about $20.00 for a scarf.  As I glanced at the
bottom of the statement, it said, "Cookie Recipe - $250.00."  Boy, was
I upset!!   I called Neiman's Accounting Dept. and told them the
waitress said it was "two fifty," and I did not realize she meant
$250.00 for a cookie recipe.  I asked them to take back the recipe and
reduce my bill and they said they were sorry, but because all the
recipes were this expensive (so not just everyone could duplicate any of our
bakery recipes... )  the bill would stand.  I waited, thinking of how I
could get even or even try and get any of my money back.

I just said, "Okay, you folks got my $250.00 and now I'm going to have
$250.00 worth of fun." I told her that I was going to see to it that
every cookie lover will have a $250.00 cookie recipe from Neiman-Marcus
for nothing. She replied, "I wish you wouldn't do this." I said, "I'm
sorry but this is the only way I feel I could
get even," and I will.

     So, here it is, and please pass it to someone else or run a few
copies...  I paid for it; now you can have it for free.  (Recipe may be

2  cups butter                                     4   cups flour
2  tsp. soda                                       2   cups sugar
5  cups blended oatmeal**               24    oz. chocolate chips
2  cups brown sugar                                1   tsp. salt
1  8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)      4   eggs
2  tsp. baking powder                              3   cups chopped nuts
2  tsp. vanilla  (your choice)

     Cream the butter and both sugars.
     Add eggs and vanilla; mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt,
baking powder, and soda.
     Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar and nuts.
     Roll into balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.
     Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.  Makes 112 cookies.

** measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder.

Have fun!!!  This is not a joke --- this is a true story..
     That's it. Please, pass it along to everyone you know, single
people, mailing lists, etc.....

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []